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1 Read the short story below and highlight the following: Who What Where When It was a dark and cold night. There was a little light leaking through the curtains from the street lights outside. It made parts of the bedroom glow orange. But in the dark shadows by the door, Jim was sure he could see a black figure. He rubbed his eyes and stared into the blackness. Then he shut them as tight as he could and saw bright lights swim in front of his eyes. He would never sleep. And then he heard a noise … Entry Level: Exploring Narratives Starting a story

2 Fill in the table with what the reader learns from the start to this story. Entry Level: Exploring Narratives Starting a story From the story:What do we learn about it? Jim The night The bedroom 1. 2.

3 Romance Horror Action/Adventure The bat flew through the broken window and turned into the pale shape of a man. The girl’s screams rang through the castle. They walked hand in hand across the white sand of the beach looking into each others’ eyes as the sun set. With a clank, the door of the spaceship opened. The lights inside were blinding as a four-legged creature walked out. Map in hand, he walked through the door and didn’t look back. He knew he was about to see something not seen by any human for 1000 years. His pushed back his hat to take a closer look at the bloody body. In all his years on the force he’d never seen anything like this. Entry Level: Exploring Narratives Science Fiction Crime/Detective Match the sentences from stories to the genre (type of story) it would come from.

4 Put each genre of story in the grid according to what type of person would enjoy reading it. Explain your decisions to the rest of the group. OLD MALE ACTION SCIENCE FICTION CRIMEHORRORROMANCE FEMALE YOUNG Entry Level: Exploring Narratives

5 Survey of preferred genres Key Romance Horror Action Crime Science Fiction Y axis Entry Level: Exploring Narratives

6 Beginning Middle Put each of the aspects of a story in the diagram according to where it would first be introduced. End Main character Tension Problem solved Setting Change in setting Problem As bad as it can be Back to first setting Other characters Back to normal Entry Level: Exploring Narratives

7 Structure of a story: Sort the aspects to show what order they would appear in the story. Back to first setting Problem solved Setting Main character As bad as it can be Problem Back to normal Entry Level: Exploring Narratives Change in setting Other characters Tension/ Excitement BEGINNING END

8 It was a dark and cold night. There was a little light leaking through the curtains from the street lights outside. It made parts of the bedroom glow orange. But in the dark shadows by the door, Jim was sure he could see a black figure. He rubbed his eyes and stared into the blackness. Then he shut them as tight as he could and saw bright lights swim in front of his eyes. He would never sleep. And then he heard a noise … There was a slow creak on the floorboards outside Jim’s bedroom door. His eyes shot to the door. He watched in terror as the handle turned. Downstairs Jim’s mum was busy in the kitchen. She did not know that her son was still awake, stiff with fear, in the darkness upstairs. She was quietly singing to herself while she peeled potatoes for dinner the next day. Suddenly, a scream cut through the house. It came from upstairs. It came from Jim’s room. It came from Jim. She flew up the stairs. With a shaking hand she opened Jim’s bedroom door, not sure of what she would find. “Look, mum, he’s been!” Jim laughed as he pulled toys from his Christmas stocking. Main character Problem solved Setting Back to normal As bad as it can be Other characters Tension Change in setting Back to first setting Problem Show which part of the story are the different aspects of narratives. Entry Level: Exploring Narratives


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